Worried about the prevailing incidences of flooding across the country, experts on Wednesday gathered at a workshop in Abuja to provide solutions on how to tackle the menace in cities and communities.
The workshop was organised by The Blue Initiative for Urban Flood Resilience in Nigeria and sponsored by the University of Nottingham, UK.
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In his presentation, Prof Ibrahim Yari Mallo of the University of Abuja (UniAbuja), said many activities of the people were responsible for flooding across almost all the states of the country.
Prof Mallo said the advent of plastic industries, where plastic bottles, buckets and leather had become household items was a major contributor to flooding in the country.
In his remarks, the Executive Secretary of the Agriculture Research Council of Nigeria (ARCN), Prof Garba Sharubutu, said the evidence of climate change was glaring.
Prof Sharubutu explained that: “It is long overdue that we expedite solutions that are sustainable and make our cities and towns resilient to these kinds of costly environmental problems.’’